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  • Civic election fever heats up in Siliguri

    Civic election fever heats up in Siliguri

    While the AITC Siliguri district president, Papiya Ghosh, today claimed that there was only "one candidate and one face of candidates" in all the 47 wards in Siliguri, who is the party supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee, senior TMC leader as well as former minister and mayoral candidate Gautam Deb said, "Siliguri Ebaar Didi-k Chay Siliguri wants Mamata Di this time) for development here, with proper coordination with the state government."

    January 13, 2022
  • Freebie season returns to India

    Freebie season returns to India

    Former U.P chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has promised 300 units of power. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who believes in populist measures, had showered the Delhi voters with free electricity, free bus rides for women, etc. He has promised more things to voters in other poll-bound states like Punjab, U.P, and Goa. Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had offered five lakh job and free door to-door ration delivery.

    January 9, 2022
  • ‘Farmers are using Gandhian tools’

    ‘Farmers are using Gandhian tools’

    Fighting for farmers’ rights since 1936, AIKS supports the Samyukta Kisan Morcha in its current battle against the three contentious farm laws.

    October 9, 2021
  • Congress opts for the NGO route

    Congress opts for the NGO route

    The Congress Party is trying to mobilize support from NGOs and civil society activists to politically fight against the Modi government. There is nothing new about political parties taking the help of such groups when it suits them. The only difference now is that it is not as indirect and subtle as it used to …

    September 11, 2021
  • Suspend campaigning in Punjab, farmers’ leaders tell political parties

    Suspend campaigning in Punjab, farmers’ leaders tell political parties

    "The rallies not only divert people from the 'morcha', but also divides the people along political lines and could threaten the morcha of farmers against the three agriculture laws,"

    September 10, 2021
  • Anti-TMC parties downplay Bimal-Binoy meet

    Anti-TMC parties downplay Bimal-Binoy meet

    While veteran CPIM leader Asok Bhattacharya branded both Mr Gurung and Mr Tamang as "vote sellers" from the Hills, leaders from the BJP, Trinamul Congress, and a former Inspector General of Police (IG), Pankaj Datta, said Mr Gurung, who is in a 'siege', is simply a 'stooge' of the Trinamul Congress.

    August 13, 2021
  • Elections Unlimited

    Elections Unlimited

    Reform of the electoral process is an obvious necessity, which is constrained by the interest of political parties in continuing with the present, imperfect set-up. The Supreme Court has often tried to exclude criminal candidates, but Parliament has shown no eagerness to amend the Representation of the People Act

    April 14, 2021
  • ‘No substitute for physical rallies’

    ‘No substitute for physical rallies’

    Moreover, in a democratic election, while political rallies are its integral component as are door-to-door campaigns, safety protocols would have to be developed which EC must have done already, as it has been keeping a watch on the global experience, especially South Korea and Poland which conducted their national elections with safety protocols with highest-ever turnouts.

    August 8, 2020
  • Supreme Court directs parties to disclose criminal cases of candidates on sites, social media, inform EC

    Supreme Court directs parties to disclose criminal cases of candidates on sites, social media, inform EC

    'The reason to select candidates should be based on merit and not winnability. Winnability can't be the only justification,' the top court directed.

    February 13, 2020
  • BJP’s Rs 2,410 crore income is 2/3rd of 6 national parties

    BJP’s Rs 2,410 crore income is 2/3rd of 6 national parties

    Six national parties (BJP, Congress, CPM, BSP, Trinamool and CPI) have declared a total income of Rs 3,698.66 cr, collected from all over India.

    January 15, 2020
  • Public policy as a career option

    Public policy as a career option

    Central and State Governments are increasingly seeking professional assistance from consultancy firms, non-governmental organisations and individual experts.

    June 24, 2019
  • Electoral bonds worth over Rs 5,800 cr bought in over 14 months

    Electoral bonds worth over Rs 5,800 cr bought in over 14 months

    The bonds are valued at Rs 1000, Rs 10,000, Rs one lakh, Rs 10 lakh and Rs one crore.

    June 16, 2019
  • Crowdfunding: Levelling the playing ground in Indian elections

    Crowdfunding: Levelling the playing ground in Indian elections

    Crowdfunding not only provides a chance for cash-strapped parties to raise funds, but in that process the parties build engagement, appeal, brand and connection.

    April 19, 2019
  • Plea in SC for bringing political parties under RTI

    Plea in SC for bringing political parties under RTI

    A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to declare all registered and recognised political parties as "public authority" under the Right to Information Act.

    April 7, 2019
  • ‘Political parties abuse WhatsApp’: Official warns of banning accounts ahead of polls

    ‘Political parties abuse WhatsApp’: Official warns of banning accounts ahead of polls

    With general elections slated to be held in the coming months, the government had warned social media platforms of strong action if any attempt was made to influence the country's electoral process.

    February 7, 2019
  • Will simultaneous polls save costs? Election Commission not sure

    Will simultaneous polls save costs? Election Commission not sure

    Rawat said that apart from this initial cost, there would be savings in the form of deployment of central armed police forces, transportation and campaign cost.

    September 18, 2018
  • Parties bet big on social media, data analytics for 2019 poll campaign

    Parties bet big on social media, data analytics for 2019 poll campaign

    Last week, Congress president Rahul Gandhi put out a Facebook post inviting people to fill out a customised form to improve the party's communications.

    September 16, 2018